Political correctness and Christmas

Posted by: ST on December 10, 2005 at 11:44 am

This is great! Read it and pass it on.

With that said, I’m logging off now for a bit do some Christmas shopping. Got to get some Christmas cards, too (am behind on that this year). Will be back later this afternoon or early evening.

Merry Christmas :d

PM Update:

Americans demanding end to generic holiday
Sensitivity has taken the fun from Christmas, many say

If this were allowed to continue, we’d soon be stringing “holiday” lights on the “holiday” tree, wishing each other “Merry Winter” and going “celebration” shopping at the department store’s Seasons’ Greetings sale.

But now, after years of all this “holiday” grinching, Americans are revolting and demanding Christmas back.

This week, fury erupted after the White House Christmas card omitted the word Christmas yet again, including wishes instead for a happy “holiday season.” advertisement

Retailers facing boycotts over a lack of Christmas signage have caved, with Lowe’s agreeing to take down “holiday tree” signs and Target on Friday agreeing to use “Christmas” in its advertisements.

The glittering spruce on the Capitol lawn in Washington reclaimed its Christmas tree title this year after a decade as a generic “holiday” monument.

Most excellent!

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4 Responses to “Political correctness and Christmas”

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  1. Kevin says:

    People seem to have forgotten that ‘holiday’ means ‘holy day’. I bet ‘holiday’ will be replaced when they remember :(

  2. CavalierX says:

    Not to get all commercial and everything, but… what’d ya get me? \:d/

  3. camojack says:

    MERRY HOLIDAY!!! (*)

    Kevin:
    I actually pointed out that breakdown of the word holiday to a co-worker on Friday, when he mentioned the Lowe’s thing…

  4. Steve Skubinna says:

    I’ve never understood why wishing a person “Merry Christmas” would border on a hate crime. I guess it’s because I am so clueless that if somebody wishes me “Happy Hannukah” I neglect to fly into a towering snit.

    Seems to me that common civility (yeah, wishful thinking, I know) would have a decent person accept the greeting in the spirit it is intended. And if you are a really doctrinaire member of another faith, then the words are meaningless and you could ignore them. So what’s the problem?

    But that is the heart of political correctness – the assumption that ordinary people are stupid, weak, and fragile and must be sheltered from things that confues or upset us. What offends me are the PC clowns that insist on imposing themselves on my life and into my thoughts – why don’t they take their own medicine and butt out? Why don’t they consider that I am suffering harm from their nagging?

    Okay, I’m not, of course, but if they were consistent and really believed in the tripe they peddle, they’d leave us alone, wouldn’t they?